Nextdoor, the Social Network for Neighbors, Now Valued at $1.1 Billion

Nextdoor, the “private social network for you, your neighbors and your community”, just raised enough new funding to make it a billion-dollar company – in valuation, at least. The company has raised $110 million in venture capital from Redpoint Ventures…

Social Network Screenings Could Harm Businesses, Shows Study

As the general public has jumped onto Facebook and Twitter in the past few years, more employers are now using social networks as human resource screening tools. Though there may be nothing illegal with businesses viewing public social media profiles,…

Twitter Sending Out Invites to Select Android Users

Twitter is sending out golden tickets in the form of notifications to invite beta group testers to a new alpha testing program. Instead of just relying on bug reports for test version feedback, Twitter will now reissue these versions along…

Twitter Tops Facebook Among Teens In Popularity Survey

Despite claims from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg that teens aren’t losing interest in the social network, a new study suggests that Twitter has become the most important network for teens as Facebook declines in popularity. The study comes from Piper…

Faking a School Shooting Alert Is an Awfully Dumb Way to Get People to Use Your New Social Network

Today, we all gather to nominate Bevii and this terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad idea into the Dumb Idea Hall-of-Fame. In order to promote their new startup social network, the University of North Carolina students behind Bevii decided to create…

Google+ Tops Twitter in Mobile App Popularity

A recent study from London-based GlobalWebIndex reveals that Google+ tops Twitter in terms of popularity with smartphone app users worldwide. The study places Google+ at number 4 behind Google Maps, Facebook, and YouTube. Twitter comes in at number 6, right…

People on the Internet Are Made Nicer by Other People’s Niceness

If a book, TV show, movie, restaurant, etc. is incredibly popular (I mean, everyone is raving about it), there’s a chance that you might assign it a positive rating too – even if you weren’t that impressed. Call it peer…

LinkedIn Hits 1 Million Members in Singapore

While Facebook has recently been losing members in the U.S. and U.K., it has seen growth in developing countries such as India. While its worldwide membership growth is currently offsetting its membership losses, the loss of 6 million U.S. members…

Louisiana Looks to Ban Facebooking While Driving in Expansion of Anti-Texting Laws

The state of Louisiana is looking to crack down on another activity that threatens the safety of its commuters: Facebooking while driving. Really, this includes any sort of social networking while driving like tweeting or posting photos to Instagram. The…

New Myspace Opens Up To All (Especially Justin Timberlake Fans)

After a few-month-long beta period, the big Myspace redesign is finally available to anyone and everyone who wishes to join. To sign up for a new Myspace account, you can either use your old Myspace credentials or log in via…